Ordinary People: Shortlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2019 (Hardback)
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Ordinary People: Shortlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2019 (Hardback)

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Published: 05/04/2018

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Longlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2019

South London, 2008. Two couples find themselves at a moment of reckoning, on the brink of acceptance or revolution.

Melissa has a new baby and doesn't want to let it change her but, in the crooked walls of a narrow Victorian terrace, she begins to disappear. Michael, growing daily more accustomed to his commute, still loves Melissa but can't quite get close enough to her to stay faithful.

Meanwhile out in the suburbs, Stephanie is happy with Damian and their three children, but the death of Damian's father has thrown him into crisis - or is it something, or someone, else?

Are they all just in the wrong place? Are any of them prepared to take the leap?

Set against the backdrop of Barack Obama's historic election victory, Ordinary People is an intimate, immersive study of identity and parenthood, sex and grief, friendship and aging, and the fragile architecture of love. With its distinctive prose and irresistible soundtrack, it is the story of our lives, and those moments that threaten to unravel us.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9781784742157
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 555 g
Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 32 mm

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“Beautifully written, shame about the connotations”

This is a beautiful book and Evans' prose is stunning, almost poetic in places. Comparisons with Zadie Smith are inevitable. However, this novel did leave a bad taste in my mouth at places. By Ordinary People,... More

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“Ordinary People”

Melissa was always happy on her own, she never needed a man to feel complete. Maybe this was due to her father who was everything but a good husband and when her mother had finally left him, things got a lot better.... More

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“Urban Odyssey”

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Ordinary People
by Diana Evans
Pub Date: 05 Apr 2018
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Sam W, Reviewer
Last updated on 23 Feb 2018
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There is some lovely descriptive writing in this... More

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